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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

1945 Rated NR 2hr 8m

Set in the early 1900s, Elia Kazan's first film centers on a poor Brooklyn family struggling not only to survive, but to improve their meager existence. Young Francie (Peggy Ann Garner) worships her father, Johnny (James Dunn), despite his alcoholism. Mother Katie (Dorothy McGuire) holds the family together as an impetuous aunt (Joan Blondell) keeps everyone on their toes. Dunn and Garner each won Oscars for their performances.

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Movie Details

1946 Academy Award®
  • Best Supporting Actor: James Dunn
  • Best Writing nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.37:1


English, Spanish (Neutral), Korean

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access.